StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 7: Viewer's guide#csgo #StarSeriesS7— StarLadder CS:GO (@cssltv) March 29, 2019
We’ve prepared a detailed guide to inform you on the tournament format and schedule so that you don’t get lost in the time zones.
NRG’s New Roster is Promising
StarSeries S7 is the first LAN tournament that NRG Esports have played since they added Tarik “tarik” Celik to their roster. They slid past the swiss stage with a 3-2 record and qualified for the playoffs.
Considering the circumstances, NRG is off to a good start with best-of-three LAN wins over MIBR, North, and BIG Clan. NRG is a real contender to win Starseries Season 7.
S1mple Is Growing Even Stronger
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is still performing at career-high levels. S1mple, the no. 1 player in the world in 2019 as ranked by HLTV.org, is on track to break his own record of “Highest Kill Differential In a Big Event." In fact, s1mple holds the top three places on the list. S1mple’s current record is +161, and if Natus Vincere makes it to the final of StarSeries Season 7, he’s on track to surpass that number.
It’s Still EZ4ENCE
FaZe is Failing
FaZe Clan has looked lackluster at tournaments for quite some time now. FaZe has only won two events since October 2018. After a performance dip that started prior to the IEM Katowice Major, Finn “karrigan” Andersen was benched and Nikola “NiKo” Kovač took over the role of IGL. This move hasn’t proven to be successful for FaZe so far and their results have remained stagnant.
After exiting the tournament with a 2-3 record in the Swiss Stage, fans continue to be concerned about the future of FaZe. FaZe should have made it to the playoffs of this tournament, especially when considering that neither rivals Astralis or Team Liquid are in attendance.
MIBR hasn’t seen much success since they reunited with Epitacio “TACO” de Melo, João “felps” Vasconcellos, and coach Wilton “zews” Prado. After making it to the semifinals of the IEM Katowice Major, MIBR has been underperforming. The Brazilians failed to make it out of the quarterfinals at WESG, lost every single map they played at Blast Pro Series São Paulo and were eliminated in the Swiss Stage of StarSeries Season 7.
Much like FaZe Clan, MIBR should have logically performed well at this tournament. The magic that made t